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Lucy Young
Hometown: Carthage, MS
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Lucy Young was an acclaimed championship coach in softball, soccer, and tennis at Warren Central High in Vicksburg. Coach Young was born in Carthage and was a 1969 graduate of Morton High where she excelled in basketball. She played basketball at East Central Community College where she was a member of the 1971 MACJC State Championship team. She received her degrees at East Central CC and Mississippi State. Coach Young began her 36-year career in 1974 and remained at Warren Central High until her retirement in 2010. She led the Vikings slow pitch softball squad to record of 462-251 plus 3 league titles, 13 district crowns, 10 division titles, the 2000 North State crown, and the 2009 Class 6A state championship. She also guided the fast pitch team to a mark of 99-44-1 and 4 district and division titles. Coach Young coached the Vikings boys soccer team to a record of 258-63-16, which included 5 division titles, 9 district championships, 4 North State titles, and 4 state runner-up finishes. As the girls soccer coach, she guided the Lady Vikings to one Central MS title and one district crown with an overall record of 84-27-2. At the end of her soccer coaching career, she was the winningest soccer coach in Mississippi. Coach Young also coached boys and girls varsity tennis from 1974 to 1986. She was a two-time MAC Boys Soccer Coach of the Year in 1984 and 1999 and a two-time MAC Softball Coach of the Year in 1987 and 2002. Coach Young was selected as an All-Star boys soccer coach four times (1985, 1995, 1998, & 1999). She was named region 5 Boys Soccer Coach of the Year by the National High School Athletic Association in 1992. She coached the Gatorade team from 1986 to 1996 including 5 Gatorade Players of the Year. She was a three-time Warren Central Teacher of the Year recipient and was inducted into the East Central CC Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005. In 2008, the softball field at Warren Central High was named “Lucy Young Field” in her honor.